Sustainability

Sustainability

All street lights in Duluth are LEDs and Dark Sky compliant meaning they use less energy save money and reduce light pollution
Duluth has 186 acres of open space and parks per 1000 people. That is more open space per person than Minneapolis MN and Ann Arbor MI
In 2019 over 306,000 freight tons of wind turbine parts were delivered to Duluth ports on their journey west.

 

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“  Bruntland Commission - 1987

The Anishinaabe and other Tribal Nations inhabiting this area, including the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, sustained their communities through a balanced relationship with the land, the river, and the lake for over 10,000 years. Now, under the direction of its residents and with the guidance of city leadership, The City of Duluth seeks to continue sustainable development - centering the needs of current residents, future generations, and the environment while in pursuit of economic prosperity.

Duluth’s  goal of 80% reduction of Greenhouse gasses by 2050 will result in a more resilient Duluth, ready to tackle the effects of our changing climate and pollution. For more information on our goals and commitments, how to get involved, and who to contact with questions, investigate the sidebar!

Lake Superior Stormwater Chalkfest

The City of Duluth’s first ever Lake Superior Stormwater Chalkfest has successfully come to a close with seventeen different groups participating over a week-long period.

Cheryl Skafte, Park and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Cheryl Skafte recently became the Park and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in June 2021.

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Planning for winter: a year-round job

Some City of Duluth staff, the whole year is used to strategize, make sense of data, and prepare for the upcoming snow falls and icy roads.

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Duluth Water Plant

The Duluth water plant is a community lifeline for Duluth and the surrounding area. Learn more about the plant and Water Lab Chemist, Lindsey Seifert-Monson.

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Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program

Kaija Roy explains the MN GreenStep cities program and how Duluth Benefits

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One City Supported by a 100-year-old system

Duluth's 100 year old stormwater system needs updating ready why our stormwater systems matter

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Solar in Duluth

Alex Jackson, City Energy Coordinator, has been saving the City of Duluth money and cutting the carbon footprint through solar installation.


Past Stories

Duluth Natural Areas Program